New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty (NMCLP)

The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty (NMCLP) is dedicated to advancing economic and social justice through education, advocacy and litigation. NMCLP works with low-income New Mexicans to improve living conditions, increase opportunities and protect the rights of people living in poverty. NMCLP’s approach is to focus on areas that present the greatest opportunity for systemic improvements. NMCLP is dedicated to advancing access to health care coverage for low-income New Mexicans, especially children, through education, advocacy and litigation. See below for more information about NMCLP’s recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!

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  • NMCLP Launched a Healthcare Toolkit!

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    NM: The New Mexico Center for Law and Poverty (NMCLP) launched a healthcare toolkit with information on health care reform, Medicaid expansion, and Health Insurance Marketplaces. 
  • La Fe Research and Policy Center Held a Summit on the Future of Latino Health and the ACA

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    NCLR: An affiliate of the National Council of La Raza, La Fe Research and Policy Center, held a summit on December 13th & 14th with community, elected officials and health care advocates to discuss the Future of Latino Health and the ACA.
  • NMCLP Met with the Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board, Held Trainings for the Native American Coalition, and Published an Issue Brief on the Benefits of Medicaid Expansion

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    NM: The New Mexico Center for Law and Poverty met with the Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board and provided information and materials on the importance of expanding Medicaid in the State.  In part as a result of this effort, the Journal urged the Governor to expand Medicaid.  In addition, NMCLP held trainings and presented to a Native American Coalition on the benefits of Medicaid expansion.  NMCLP also published an issue brief advocating for Medicaid expansion and argues that this opportunity would provide coverage to over 170,000 uninsured New Mexicans. 

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